Another Day Another Dollar
Hey Ya’ll! It is Wednesday night and I am excited to say I have a half day tomorrow and then a looooong three day weekend ;) I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to taking a few days off and just doing something for myself.
You see, I haven’t been pleased with my job for a while now. The past several months, I have been in the process of searching for a new job (hopefully one that I will enjoy!) The last three years, I have hoarded my time off until the end of the year thinking I would get sick or need it for unexpected incidences, but this year that tune changed. I realized that it is better to take a day off here and there every couple of months and to get a nice break from the monotonous daily grind. Another thing I realized? You don’t always have to give a reason for taking time off. I used to think I had to explain myself every time I wanted to take a day or an afternoon off for whatever. What liberation it is to be able to take some time for myself with no strings attached.
How am I going to spend my day, you ask? Well, I am most likely going to binge watch season 5 of Once Upon a Time, maybe work on some DIYs I never have the time for, and you can bet your bottom dollar I will most definitely take a nice long nap on my oh so comfy couch! Sure, I could deep clean my house, do a few loads of laundry, wash my car or run some errands, but I would much rather spend my day off doing things that don’t need to be done :P
So back to the whole new job search thing…..have you ever felt stuck? I can’t imagine staying where I am for the next ten weeks much less ten or more years. I am only 27! How am I already burnt out at my day job?! You know the old saying “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”? Well, I am beginning to believe this more and more with each pain staking day (yes, my job is really that bad!). If I am being honest, I would have to ashamedly say I have cried over my job about four times this year and that is four times more than I ever have before and four times more than I should have. I can also say that trying to stay somewhere that has already let you down to the point that you no longer trust them or feel valuable to them will never end well. Why should you give your time, effort and loyalty to a company that doesn’t return the favor? If they can’t take care of you now, what makes you think they will take care of you down the road?
That’s right, it is time to break up with your unfulfilling dead-end job. Don’t drag it out like I have; clean cuts heal better. Update your Resume. Apply to any and every job that suits you. Pound the pavement until you get a job offer that will have you doing what you love while meeting your list of must haves. Money is definitely important to survival, but it certainly isn't everything. So my simple piece of advice for you; Don’t just work to pay the bills, we were never made for that in the first place ;)
"We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." - Ephesians 2:10
I am hoping one day, I can write (or blog) full-time so that I will be able to be a stay-at-home mom while still being able to contribute an income. I admire the people who are out there making it happen as I type. But until that day comes, I would still like to be at a job that I can go into and come home from with a sense of accomplishment, worth, and satisfaction. So I will continue in my pursuit until the right job finds me. I whole-heartedly believe that the Lord will open a door when and where it is best for me. In the meantime, I just need to focus on my patience and contentment in trusting His plan even when I can’t necessarily see the big picture.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28